Arbes, Spero J.

Spero J. Arbes

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Oral History Session #1
October 11, 2007
Howell, New Jersey
Sandra Stewart Holyoak
Michael Golden
Transcript Production Team:
Domingo Duarte
Tyler Chase
Shaun Illingworth
Deborah Arbes-Crane
Recommended Citation:
Arbes, Spero J. Oral History Interview, October 11, 2007, by Sandra Stewart Holyoak and Michael Golden, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
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Spero J. Arbes was born in 1924 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  The son of Greek immigrants, he worked in his family's diner in Westfield, NJ, before being drafted into the US Army in WWII. He trained at Camp Wheeler, GA, and was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division, 175th Infantry Regiment, in England as a combat rifleman.  He participated in the European Campaign from the Normandy Invasion through the postwar occupation. After WWII, he attended the University of Maryland on the GI Bill before returning to work at the family diner.  He later worked for Canada Dry.